The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

17 April 2009

Former Air America Host Once Again Shooting Off Mouth


Unhinged Garofalo Back On The Warpath

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Providing an invigorating shot in the arm for conservatives, perpetually unhinged hothead Janeane Garofalo has emerged from her cave just long enough to hurl personal insults at anyone with differing viewpoints.

Here at the Radio Equalizer, all we can say is welcome back, Janeane! And thanks again for the fodder.

This time, the former Air America talk host has managed to fuel our fire for months to come with these gems:

She's labeled taxpayer advocates as racist, according to the Washington Times:

"Let's be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don't know their history at all. It's about hating a black man in the White House," she said on MSNBC's "The Countdown" with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. "This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that."

Olbermann did not once try to challenge her on those assertions.

The actress went on to describe the brain size of typical "right-winger, Republican or conservative or your average white power activist."

"Their synapses are misfiring. ... It is a neurological problem we are dealing with," she said. This isn't the first time she's offered this analysis, either. Ms. Garofalo said similar things about Alaskan GOP Governor Sarah Palin's brain last February in an interview with an environmental blog.

The actress went on to bash the GOP on MSNBC Thursday because it had "crystallized into the white power movement" as well as Fox News, which she said has captured the "Klan demo[graphic]."

And according to the Los Angeles Times, Garofalo is making excuses for her willingness to accept work on 24, a program with a conservative reputation:

In an interview with the Village Voice yesterday, Garofalo discusses the apparent disconnect between her politics and the show's, saying, "At first I passed on it because of the right-wing nature of a couple of the writers."

Eventually, however, Garofalo relented. "There's only one or two right-wingers in the whole show, in the writer's room. There's nobody else whose opinions reflect that in the cast or the crew. And then midway through when I was working there the main right-winger left the show anyway," she says.

Here, she is referring to series creator Joel Surnow. In the interview, Garofalo is complimentary of Surnow, however she draws the line at set visits from his pals, Rush Limbaugh and Lynne Cheney.

"When Rush Limbaugh visited the set, and when Lynne Cheney visited the set, I refused to have my picture taken with them or meet them or anything," Garofalo tells the Village Voice.

Before the left gets too excited about the diminutive loudmouth's return to the public eye, however, they might take a Garofalo 101 refresher course:

The demise of Garofalo's already low-rated lefty talk show on Air America was sped up by her use of the program to promote Scientology, which had even liberal supporters baffled.

Her program was known for childish antics more at home on an elementary school playground than in the adult world.

A bizarre online crusade to place Garofalo on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame has generated less than 200 signatures in over three years.

Garofalo angily denounced her former employer, Air America, when it fired Randi Rhodes for calling Hillary Clinton "a big f---ing whore".

With this kind of track record, conservatives should welcome the return of Hollywood's ultimate toxic asset.

After having seen this piece, Limbaugh emailed your Radio Equalizer late Friday evening with this reaction: "The last time I visited the set of 24, Garofalo had not been hired to appear in the series. She was not there, she was not a member of the cast the last time I visited. I wouldn't have wanted to meet her anyway.

"The last time I visited the set, Kim Raver was still in the cast and CTU was the primary "location" of the show. This current season, seven, has been in the can since last summer or fall and I have been nowhere near the 24 set for any shoots for this season, which is this lunatic's first season," Limbaugh added.

Did Garofalo make up her story about Limbaugh visiting the set during her stint as a member of the cast?

Classic Garofalo images:
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  • Janeane who?

    By Blogger Carl, at 17 April, 2009 17:32  

  • Oh, these poor folks! The storyline was that Obama is loved by EVERYBODY, but here are all these parties going on against his policies, and they were not invited to any of them, such outsiders now.

    Rather than comment on substance, Goofalo tosses down the race card, while the other spouseless yackers at MSNBC display their verbal expertise at "teabagging", an activity I freely admit I was unaware of. And somebody on cable actually accused Fox News of "lowering discourse"!

    By Blogger Chromium, at 17 April, 2009 19:11  

  • For someone as experienced an actress as she was, she sure looks out of place in a work environment. She stood out like a sore thumb on 24.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 April, 2009 19:37  

  • I can't believe a liberial lied. What,s next.

    By Blogger pf1, at 18 April, 2009 00:48  

  • When she was on Air America, before they failed here in the San Francisco area, I gave her show a fair try.
    My son and I listened for maybe half an hour, in the car. We were frankly baffled. "She's a comedian," I said. "This is supposed to be funny, I think."
    Let's wrap this up on a positive note. As a religious man, I shall pray for her.

    By Blogger PaulC, at 18 April, 2009 00:53  

  • She's a pitiful creature who either needs psychiatric help, or already sees a shrink and needs an increase in her medication.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 April, 2009 02:13  

  • You have to giggle. Don't you think her hair looks dirty on 24? She could use a good scrub... A Fashion Plate she ain't

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 April, 2009 09:25  

  • She's so far out there that the democrat/liberals who can just barely see sane from where they're parked must think she's gone. It6's in a way good that she continues to spout her filth. It shows just how nutty the left really is. They elected obama and that by itself shows how they hate America.

    By Blogger Mike, at 18 April, 2009 11:49  

  • Gorafolo: as significant as Rosie O'Donnell with only half the calories.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 April, 2009 12:20  

  • The rate at which Hollywood celebrities (or nano-celebrities like Garofalo) are sucked into the wacko cult of Scientology must surely be explained by the fact that they live make-believe lives of fantasy and glitter which have no anchor in reality. They live in a world in which insanity and idiocy is rewarded with more work and higher exposure - in contrast to our world, in which the same qualities are punished. If I walked into my office tomorrow and announced that I was a Scientologist who just fended off an attack from camera-wielding zombies at an airport, I doubt whether any promotion would be forthcoming in the foreseeable future. In Hollywood, that lands you a spot on Jay Leno and a new movie deal.

    If the make-believe world of celebrity is responsible for turning so many of them toward wacko cults then it also stands to reason that the same make-believe world also turns so many of them toward liberalism. Virtually everyone who lives in a world shielded from the requirements of reality, is a liberal. If there's better proof that leftism is the product of a disconnect with reality, I've yet to hear it.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 18 April, 2009 12:40  

  • Who is this Geraldine Buffalo anyway?
    Never seen her, never heard of her.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 April, 2009 13:38  

  • Did she make it up? Of course she did. Hello, she's a liberal....and not a very bright one at that. If she weren't lying about something, she'd have no reason to ever open her mouth.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 April, 2009 14:14  

  • You guys might enjoy the commentary on Janeane's lovefest with Keith Olbermann at this site:

    Enjoy! :)

    By Anonymous Mockarena, at 18 April, 2009 23:02  

  • Had she or MSNBC watched the TEA party videos on FOX, they might have noticed all of the "families" exercising their free speech rights. Calling us teabaggers (I had to look it up at the Urban Dictionary blog) was the lowest form of dispicable. GOODBYE JACK BAUER, ITS BEEN NICE KNOWIN YA! I can't watch the show anymore. Side note, Keith O. would like to be a teabagger but he lacks the necessary equipment.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19 April, 2009 16:24  

  • She was on Air America?

    Wow, no wonder I haven't heard much from her until 24. Thought she'd got grow'd up, but now this.

    She's a pro at stringing out her :15, ain't she?

    By Blogger Mitchell, at 19 April, 2009 21:03  

  • Lark

    You are in the make believe world, America was founded on Western Liberalism, did you attend 8th grade Junio High school history class? Ohhh problable not, Rush told you "education is evil liberalsim", bet you dropped out, like a good Dittohead

    you freaks are in the alternate universe, clinging on to that Hollywood scum Ronald Reagan's failed ideas. TRICKLE DOWN FAILED, Reagan has been rejected by America, REAGAN IS DEAD, DITTOHEAD

    America is liberal, always has been. Conservatism is an Anti-worker, Anti-union, ANTI-AMERICAN IDEOLOGY that only moronic talk radio listeners cling to

    Lark posted
    Virtually everyone who lives in a world shielded from the requirements of reality, is a liberal
    your lib shrieks have isolated you, normal Republicans and have made your side irrelevant. Most Americans are LIBERAL on most issues.
    Keep shrieking like it is 1987 about "libs" you will be powerless for decades upon end.

    Your ideas were tried, and failed.Reaganomics destroyed America, we all know it, except those who shoot up Church's and cling to conservatives failed ideas

    You are clueless, have no idea what normal Americans problems and ideals are. Stick to running around with teabags on your head

    comming from a man who's ideology resulted in church shootings and cop murders. Conservatives are cultist freaks.

    Powerless for decades, nobody is with you anymore, wxcwot sick people, who love failure

    talk radio is not America, tak radio is your sick, myopic, failed world

    By Anonymous AmericaRANfrom CONS, at 20 April, 2009 14:27  

  • Mitchell

    Unlike you, people care what Garaffalo has to say

    you are nobody but another cowardly little Ditto-head

    stick to running around with teabags on your head. Your opinion, existance and thoughts are meaningless, you ignorant ditto-head scum

    The fringe is where you dwell, hated, rejected and on Homeland security terrorist watch list

    30 years of attacking "libs"


    should have thought twice, before you freaks attacked patriotic Americans for 30 solid years. YOUR WORLD IS DEAD, REAGAN IS DEAD. CONSERVATISM IS DEAD

    America kicked your conservative ideas to the curb

    By Anonymous NotYourCountryCONS, at 20 April, 2009 14:32  

  • conservatism, the laughing stock of America

    By Anonymous LibVeteran, at 20 April, 2009 14:33  

  • Chronmin

    . Under 100,000 showed to the teabag fest.. EPIC FAILURE

    600,000 protested Iraq pre-invasion in 2002, and no network mentioned it, no TV coverage, 600,000 patriots

    this means CONS are the fringe

    under 100,000 with 73 hours of fox news coverage.. Fox news coverage was endless. small crowd, tiny turnouts, endless coverage



    do the math, 600,000 to an Anti-war event, no television mention. under 100,000 to a Fox news event, for conservatives


    America laughs at you fringers

    By Anonymous TeaBagfailure, at 20 April, 2009 14:47  

  • Janeane Garafalo is another one of the best reasons to support The World Truth Tour ( that I'm producing. Hate-mongering Smear Tactics such as this must be outed for what they are: Hate Mongering Smear Tactics! C'mon, Hollywood, wake up!

    By Anonymous shane eden, at 20 April, 2009 15:20  

  • Janeane Garafolo (i actually liked her, but she's 100% wrong here) is one of the best reasons to support The World Truth Tour ( because these kind of baseless hate mongering smear tactics must be outed for what they are: Baseless Hate Mongering Smear Tactics! C'mon, Hollywood, Wake up before you Break Up!

    By Anonymous shane eden, at 20 April, 2009 15:55  

  • I was somewhat amazed to see her on the season premiere. Thought she must have some friend who was trying to throw her a little bit of work. Whatever the motivation I promised myself I would not watch this season's episodes. I feel nothing but revulsion for this pathetic, little creature. As for Olbermann: Who really gives a damn what he thinks. I mean, come on people!

    By Blogger Major Kong, at 20 April, 2009 16:32  

  • I have a question.

    Why is that whenever CNN or MSNBC go over the edge in a biased rage, news viewership ratings start to look like this.

    The link takes you to the news viewership ratings on the Tea Party coverage.

    At what point will the media (also going bankrupt) realize there is a direct correlation to their viewership ratings (or newspaper subscriptions) and the crude trash they report? People are not stupid. We can detect biased "rhetoric" a mile away.

    The ratings prove it. People are getting tired of the distasteful and awkwardly 'protective' reporting. Report the facts, leave the personal sex jokes and vulgar talk at home.

    By Blogger A 1-In-100 Blogger, at 20 April, 2009 22:03  

  • And once again the liberal extremists show how clueless and classless they truly are. Furthermore it's interesting that the same person keeps posting under all sorts of different aliases.

    By Blogger Carl, at 21 April, 2009 00:28  

  • MOP did you “learn” that crap you spew from your socialist professors. I’m sure that is where you learned all about tea bagging.

    I guess that is the advantage of being a socialist you can just lie when ever it’s convenient. Truth is America still loves Reagan. To bad for the Republican Party they stopped believing in true conservative values. When they return, you will once again see a butt whopping like 88.

    MOP you need to learn to simply tell the truth and maybe people will take you serious. Until then we all laugh and say he must be “special”.

    How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin

    Ronald Reagan

    You know the president that had a degree in economics.

    By Blogger pf1, at 21 April, 2009 02:45  

  • I am shocked to learn that, according to Goofalo,everyone at the tea parties were racist. I wouldn't have suspected those African-American Democrats who were there. Who knew?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 April, 2009 20:20  

  • I wonder how many black friends Janeane Garoffolo has. I also wonder if she's married to a black man or in her case, a black woman. The truth is, she has zero black friends and I'm willing to bet that she's not even socializing with anyone who is black. Yet she has the nerve to call people like me racists and fancies herself an expert on racial affairs.
    As the matter of fact, it is people like her who are real patronizing racists. It is people like her who live in all-white areas where you're more likely to encounter an alien from Mars rather than some one of a different color.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 April, 2009 22:50  

  • Hey Lib, what do you mean you dont believe trickle down doesn't work? WHEN HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN A PAYCHECK FROM A POOR PERSON? I pity you, when you take to being a lib, and your to stupid to grow out of it like most people do, you have guarenteed yourself a lifetime without any pure happiness,because I have NEVER seen a happy liberal.

    By Blogger tony427, at 22 April, 2009 00:48  

  • Jeanean Garafalo is a living cliche of terminal ignorance. Her babblings sound like someone who is at the first grade level in an inner city school.
    Why does anyone bother to listen or comment on her drivel?
    Ignore this fool.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 April, 2009 01:19  

  • why do liberals resort to name calling and smears i/o discussing the facts? most americans are more conservative than liberal. the problem is the media has to get out of the ny-wash d.c. area and come to the m-west and other parts of the country and see how the real people feel. believe me, jeanine garof... whatever her name is out of touch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 April, 2009 10:10  

  • Ms. Garafolo (prominent brain-dead anti-American Leftist and freakish, tatooed, midget troll; also SNL reject and former co-host with Al Franken of the miserable failure, George Soros-financed, AirAmerica clueless-Liberal talking points radio show) now finally has an acting job portraying something in real life she is NOT--an American patriot working for the FBI. So what does this walking pile of human debris do, she reminds us who she REALLY is.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 April, 2009 10:20  

  • prayer. Lots of prayer for the pitiful

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 26 April, 2009 10:36  

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